Handwoven September/October 2019

Each issue offers a stunning collection of enticing weaving projects. But the magazine is more than that: it's a pattern book, and weave structure textbook, it's a place to discover original designs, and find solutions to weaving challenges. For over 20 years Handwoven has been an indispensable resource for weavers.

United States
Long Thread Media LLC
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from the editor

I HAVE BEEN DREAMING ABOUT THIS ISSUE for a while now. Even before I started working in any capacity for Handwoven, I talked with longtime Handwoven designer Sarah Jackson about weaving we saw online and at guild meetings that was based on past projects in Handwoven. The two of us would muse about how great it would be to have a Handwoven-inspired issue. It was even the concept I came up with when I was asked to design my dream issue as part of my hiring process to become editor. At the time I had no idea that Handwoven’s fortieth anniversary was coming and that my dream would mesh so perfectly with it. In early 2018, the Northwest Arkansas Handweavers Guild originally gave me the idea of honoring each of the…

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A MEDITATION ON MADELYN A few years ago, Northwest Arkansas Handweavers Guild formed a study group to explore Madelyn van der Hoogt’s weaving journey. The group members included weavers with years of experience as well as those just starting to weave. Studying Madelyn’s life, we followed the path of her journey beginning with her first weaving classes in Columbia, Missouri. We traced her path to Whidbey Island, where she established the Weaver’s School, and followed her as she took on the challenges of editing first Prairie Wool Companion, then Weaver’s, and finally Handwoven. We studied the many resources she created, including her Best of Weaver’s series, The Weaver’s Companion, The Handwoven Design Collections, her DVDs, eBooks, and workshop notes. We relied heavily on her encyclopedic study of structures, The Complete Book of…

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what’s happening

FROM WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S Antony and Cleopatra to the more modern Mummy franchise, popular culture has long been obsessed with ancient Egypt. The history and art of medieval Egypt, on the other hand, is perhaps less well-known. For those curious about what life was like during that time period full of change, The Textile Museum at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., is hosting the exhibit Woven Interiors: Furnishing Early Medieval Egypt. Woven Interiors features some spectacular decorative pieces of cloth from the early medieval period, some of which are around 1,700 years old and in remarkable condition considering their age. According to Senior Curator Sumru Belger Krody, these textiles survived partially because of Egypt’s dry climate and partially because they were so treasured. Their owners took great care of these textiles…

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media picks

INTERLACEMENTS: THREADS AND LIVES The Shutter and the Shuttle “Usually we don’t get such feedback about what something means in someone else’s world,” says weaver Marjorie Fiddler about a rug that she sold at a guild sale. In another interview, the buyer recalls his thunderstruck reaction to that same rug when he spotted it across the room. The story of “The Purple Rug” is one of five told in the documentary Interlacements: Threads and Lives. The film uses interviews with makers and users to tell stories of deeply personal meaning inspired by handwoven cloth. Created and directed by Marilyn Romatka and produced by Rainer Romatka, Interlacements is an ambitious project focusing on the effect handwoven cloth has on people’s lives. The film’s strength lies in the recognition that both the weaver and the…

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leclerc looms

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IF YOU NEED YOUR SCHACHT SPINDLE COMPANY loom or spinning wheel repaired or just tuned up, someone in the shop might call to ask if you want to retrofit some of the product’s recent improvements. When my 1992 Baby Wolf went in for some love afterdecades in a basement, the loom builder asked if I’d like to have a newer brake system put on. There was nothing wrong with the original, they assured me, and the choice was all mine—but they’d found a better mechanism in the last few decades and wanted to offer me the option for a reasonable price. That kind of tinkering and innovation have been part of Schacht Spindle Company since its first days. Not long after Barry and Dan Schacht filled their first drop-spindle order for…